In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, a dynamic duo that delivered big results that’s worthy of talking about all week long, two players that were disciplined by Todd Bowles, and the argument for going after quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2018.
How does it feel, Jets Nation? Our beloved New York Jets showed up to play, as they have done all season long, and finally ended their two-game losing streak. Besides that, they also didn’t have another fourth-quarter meltdown like we’ve seen in the past which was a pleasant sight to see.
At first, this Week 13 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs looked like it was getting out of hand faster than a New York minute but the Jets adjusted well and simply played smarter football to end the game with a win.
In this edition of Coffee with the Jets, here’s a look at some of the latest articles around the Jets from top sources on the internet. As always, this is great reading material to enjoy over a hot cup of coffee.
Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse: The first Jets duo in 50 years to have back-to-back 100 yard games by John B (Gang Green Nation)
Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse both went over 100 receiving yards yesterday for the second straight game. You probably know it isn’t common for two teammates to have back-to-back 100 yard games. You might not realize how uncommon it is, though.
I’ll be honest, I expected Robby Anderson to have another big game but didn’t think Jermaine Kearse would have done what he did. Heck, I even wrote why fantasy football owners should have benched him since he has been a non-factor for weeks now. I’m happy to have been proven wrong as it was a great sight to see both wide receivers step up and do their part to make the Jets offense effective. Hard to believe it’s been close to 50 years in franchise history since two wide receivers on the Jets had back-to-back 100-yard games. I can only imagine how great the wide receiving corps on the Jets will be next year when Quincy Enunwa is back but for now, to see the destruction caused by Anderson and Kearse, will be something worth talking about all week long.
Darron Lee and Muhammad Wilkerson sat vs. Chiefs because they broke team rules by John B (Gang Green Nation)
Discipline is always a difficult balance for a coach. If things like this don’t work out, the coach gets accused of being too heavy handed and making mountains out of molehills. If the coach doesn’t address lateness, people complain there is no accountability on the team. Fortunately for the Jets, they won this game without Lee and Wilkerson (for a quarter).
It was surprising, to say the least, to have seen both Darron Lee and Muhammad Wilkerson not play to start against the Chiefs. It’s sad to see that yet again, Wilkerson has a habitual problem when it comes to his time and attendance. He’s a veteran and a locker room leader and to be honest, further proves the point that the Jets might be better off without him on the team in the future. It’s inexcusable since the locker room is full of young players as this sets a terrible example to those around him. Lee has been having a solid season and issues like this take a little bit away from everything he’s been working hard all year long to prove. Hopefully, they both learned to stop with the nonsense and report to team meetings and events on time and ready to work.
New York Jets: Three takeaways from the victory over Kansas City by Alan Schechter (Empire Writes Back)
How the Jets are going to fix the quarterback position is a debate that will rage on for months. Should they go through the draft or open the checkbook for a guy like Kirk Cousins? Some believe that he isn’t good enough, but on the other side, he is better than what they have had in a long time. And Cousins is a known commodity. But there are fair arguments on either side of the coin here.
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While the Jets need to finally address their quarterback situation once and for all next offseason, they need to stop overpaying for free agent veteran options at the most important position on the team. At the end of the day, they need to draft and build around a young franchise quarterback and do things the right way. They need to bolster their offensive line and continue adding talent around him to not only support his success but have him grow alongside other young players. That way, when a few years pass, that franchise quarterback will be ready to be in a position to win a lot of football games. I and countless other Jets fans are tired of journeyman quarterbacks or veteran quarterbacks that hit free agency to be “the answer” since more often times than not, it never pans out that way. Since the Jets are rebuilding the right way, they should take the same approach and mentality with their quarterback situation and draft a guy that has star potential written all over him that can lead and win for this team for at least a decade or more.